March 17, 2019
Our Early Learning ministry teachers need NEWSPAPERS for an art project. Please bring in all you can THIS SUNDAY!
If you’re still searching for a way to let Lent go through you and create a space where you can come face-to-face with the same issues and questions that bedeviled Jesus in the desert, take up The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint Exupery. It’s the story of a prince living alone on a tiny asteroid, no bigger than a house. Because of the prince’s pride, the planet came to ruin. Desperate to find his lost serenity, the prince begins a voyage of interplanetary travel. Here, on earth, from a fox, the prince finally learns the secret of what’s important in life.
A stunning line of dialogue occurs as the fox tries to explain to the prince what it means to have a friend. The fox says, “Men have no more time to understand anything. They buy things already made at the shops. But there is no shop anywhere where one can buy friendship, and so men have no friends anymore.”
At our 9:30 A.M., Sunday worship, in prayer, Word, song, sermon and Meal, we’ll explore what allegiances keep us from discovering God’s promise for ourselves. Also, whose agenda overshadows us, keeping our gifts from reflecting the glory of God’s designs for our lives and our descendants.
Jesus uses tender imagery to call us into identity and faith. Like chicks, we come to know who we are when we know whose we are. Identity and faith are gifts within these wings.